MI vs DC Highlights IPL 2021: Mumbai fear IPL exit, Delhi pull off chase in low-scoring thrillerIPL 2021, MI vs DC: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2021 Match 46, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals (MI vs DC) from Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday.
Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by four wickets in Sharjah
Iyer held the fort while Ashwin chipped in with a 20-run cameo as Delhi beat Mumbai by six wickets in Sharjah. Delhi were in a tricky spot after skipper Pant's departure but Iyer held his nerves, helping Delhi consolidate their position in the points table. Mumbai will now rely on Kolkata and Punjab to clinch the fourth place.
19:13 IST: Krunal to bowl the last over, with just four needed. Ashwin on strike.
19:05 IST: Bumrah bowls the 18th over and concedes just four in five deliveries. Iyer, however, dispatches the last ball to deep mid-wicket for a much-needed boundary. Delhi need 11 off 12 balls.
18:54 IST: One more wicket and Mumbai will fancy their chances. Good thing for Delhi is that Iyer is still at the crease. Ashwin is also showing glimpses of his batting ability. 19 needed off the last three overs.
18:44 IST: OUT! Hetmyer departs for 15. A slower off-cutter from Bumrah and Hetmyer balloons it in the air. Rohit makes no mistake as Delhi go six down, exposing their tail. Delhi 94/6 after 13 overs.
18:31 IST: WICKET! Boult traps Axar. Umpire raises his finger and Axar reviews it straightaway. However, it umpire's call and Axar has no option but to walk back. Ball tracking shows that it was going to crash into the top of the stumps. Hetmyer is the next man in.
18:10 IST: WICKET! Pant falls for 26. He tries to go after Jayant but picks out Hardik at long-on. Axar joins Shreyas in the middle. Delhi in a tricky spot, having lost four wickets in nine overs.
18:03 IST: Delhi 46/3 after 6 overs. Pant with a textbook straight drive against Bumrah! The skipper and ex-captain at the crease after early blows. Plenty of batting to come as Delhi have Hetmyer, Axar and Ashwin in their camp.
17:53 IST: WICKET! One more blow for Delhi as Coulter-Nile castles Smith. The Aussie shuffles across in an attempt to flick the ball but exposes the leg stump. Delhi 35/3 after 5 overs.
17:44 IST: WICKET! Further trouble for Delhi! Krunal Pandya trapped Prithvi Shaw lbw. Shaw, who scored just 6 off 7, was earlier adjudged not out but a smartly taken review forced the umpire to avert his decision.
17:39 IST: WICKET! Mumbai Indians got the wicket they wanted! Pollard does the damage with a direct hit to send in-form opener Dhawan packing after the opener scored just 8 runs (7 balls)
17:16 IST: Axar Patel and Avesh Khan orchestrated Delhi's disciplined bowling effort as they have restricted Mumbai to a modest 129/8 in Sharjah. Surya tried to lift things up with his 33 off 26 deliveries but it was one-way traffic after his departure. Axar and Avesh shared wickets while Ashwin and Nortje picked one each.
17:08 IST: WICKET! Avesh takes his third. He knocks out Coulter-Nile, who goes for a wild swing but doesn't connect. He finishes with figures of 3/15. 21 wickets in 12 games for the pacer.
17:05 IST: WICKET! Avesh castles Hardik and moves closer to Harshal in the Purple Cap race. He now has 20 wickets in 12 games, six behind Harshal. Krunal now has a big job to do.
16:54 IST: Last 5 overs: 18 runs, two wickets. Nortje and Avesh have been able to keep Mumbai quiet so far. No fireworks yet. Mumbai are 88/5 with four overs to go.
16:44 IST: Mumbai 87/5 after 15 overs. Wicket maiden for Nortje! He gets Pollard to tighten the noose over the defending champions. Pandya brothers are at the crease with five more overs to go.
16:39 IST: Axar finishes with 3/21 -- his best figures this season. Top spell! He has bowled seven dot balls today, being the wrecker-in-chief.
16:33 IST: WICKET! Axar plucks his third. The pressure was mounting and Tiwary decided to go for a biggie. Top-edge and Pant comfortably takes the catch. Hardik is the next man in. Seven overs to go and Mumbai will be looking to shift gears.
16:23 IST: WICKET! Axar strikes again, Surya got off to a decent start but failed to capitalize. He chipped it down to long-on where Rabada charged in and completed the catch. Mumbai 73/3 after 11 overs.
16:10 IST: Mumbai 57/2 after 9 overs. Surya keeping the scoreboard ticking. His UAE leg scores so far are - 3, 5, 8, 0, 24*
16:02 IST: WICKET! Axar into the attack and he fires straightaway! Removes de Kock to jolt Mumbai. The left-hander looks to drive towards the off side but picks out Nortje at point. Tiwari joins Surya in the middle.
15:59 IST: Mumbai 35/1 after 6 overs. Rohit is back in the dugout but de Kock and Suryakumar are looking cautious, trying to rebuild innings in the Powerplay.
15.41 IST: Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in at No. 3 and has a point to prove as he has misfired in the season so far while the T20 World Cup is months away.
15.40 IST: Avesh Khan strikes early with the big scalp of Rohit Sharma. The MI skipper mistimed his pull shot after getting beaten by raw pace, miscuing the ball to Rabada at the third man.
15.34 IST: Rohit looks to pounce on the early pace in the offering as he smashes a bad delivery on the pads for a boundary. Nortje gets his act together soon as the next five balls concede just three runs.
15.30 IST: Both openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock out in the middle while Pant sets the Delhi fielders. Nortje holds the new ball and is preparing for his run-up.
15.06 IST: Here's the playing XI of both teams
Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Saurabh Tiwary, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Kieron Pollard, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Jayant Yadav, 9 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Trent Boult
Delhi Capitals: 1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravichandran Ashwin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Anrich Nortje
15.05 IST: There are two changes in both the playing XI as Prithvi Shaw is declared fit and the opener replaced Lalit Yadav for Delhi. For Mumbai, there is a like-for-like change as spinner Jayant Yadav comes in for Rahul Chahar.
15.01 IST: Delhi captain Rishabh Pant opted to bowl first after winning the toss.
14.47 IST: During a live broadcast interview Steve Smith says he is not sure if he's going to play the match as Prithvi Shaw is back as per his knowledge. In case you are unaware, Smith opened the innings with Shikhar Dhawan for the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders after Shaw was declared unfit.
14.20 IST: Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have met on 29 occasions in the Indian Premier League. While the defending champions have won 16, Delhi Capitals registered victory in 13.
In recent history, MI have dominated DC. They won all of the four games against Delhi in IPL 2020 (two in league stage, one qualifier and the final), but the Capitals won the home match against MI in the first leg this year.
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